FTP not Returning (Python on Series 60 Nokia)

Serge Orlov Serge.Orlov at gmail.com
Wed Mar 29 11:38:51 CEST 2006

mbukhin at gmail.com wrote:
> I'm using the ftp library (layer on top of sockets) to transfer files
> from  a series 60 to an ftp site.  everything works fine, the whole
> file gets uploaded but the command never returns!  so
> i call:
> ftp.storbinary('STOR ' + filename,F,1024) # store the image
> which does this:
>      def storbinary(self, cmd, fp, blocksize=8192):
>          '''Store a file in binary mode.'''
>          self.voidcmd('TYPE I')
>          conn = self.transfercmd(cmd)
>          while 1:
>              buf = fp.read(blocksize)
>              if not buf: break
>              conn.send(buf)
>          conn.close()
>          return self.voidresp()
> and the 'while 1' never stops.  That's my guess anyway.  When I run
> this in interactive bluetooth mode the storbinary command just hangs
> (though the file ends up on the server).  i've tried a bunch of
> different  things, counters, comparisons, everything.  there's a signal
> library in python but i don't think it's supported in mobile devices.
> any suggestions?

Assuming conn is a socket .send() method is not guaranteed to send all
the data. Use .sendall() method. Are you sure the *whole* file is


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